3 12, 2018

A million reasons to celebrate: Golden Door Award Gala

2018-12-03T18:44:47+00:00December 3rd, 2018|

Thank you for being part of an historic night. IINE's 37th Golden Door Award Gala honoring Dr. Rafael Reif, the president of MIT, was a success because of you. Nearly 700 people from all across the globe gathered Thursday evening in the ballroom at the InterContinental Hotel to celebrate the leadership of Dr. Reif and [...]

5 11, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Jessica Berger

2018-11-08T12:59:00+00:00November 5th, 2018|

Jessica Berger, Classroom Volunteer Jessica Berger is an enthusiastic and experienced classroom volunteer who spends many hours each week helping refugees and immigrants with their English skills.  For the past 18 months she has served as a regular volunteer in IINE’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes in our Boston [...]

29 10, 2018

NH Corporate Partner Provides a Balm to Newcomers

2018-10-25T16:44:31+00:00October 29th, 2018|

W.S . Badger Co. is a family-owned, family-run organic product manufacturer located in rural Gilsum, NH (pop. 813!). Best known for all-natural body care products like lip balm and baby sunscreen, the Badger Company has expanded its relationship as a corporate partner with IINE in New Hampshire. During the past year, Badger employees have [...]

24 10, 2018

Life Science Cares – About IINE

2018-10-25T16:44:32+00:00October 24th, 2018|

Over the summer, IINE deepened our relationship with a unique corporate partner.  Life Science Cares (LSC) is an association of like-minded local bio-tech companies that have banded together to increase their philanthropic and volunteer impact in the region. In 2017, IINE was designated as one of the organization’s beneficiaries and invited to a [...]

21 09, 2018

Meet George Terpilowski: General Manager, Fairmont Copley Plaza

2018-10-25T16:44:32+00:00September 21st, 2018|

In May, when graduates of IINE’s Hospitality Training Program proudly collected their diplomas and celebrated the end of their course, they welcomed a guest speaker who inspired dreams of the paths their careers could take. Their graduation speaker was George Terpilowski, an immigrant who worked his way from front desk clerk to his current [...]

18 09, 2018

IINE Statement on Trump Administration Refugee Cap for Upcoming Fiscal Year

2018-10-25T16:44:32+00:00September 18th, 2018|

Trump Administration Refugee Cap for Upcoming Fiscal Year... This isn't the kind of news we want to share on Citizenship Day, or any day. Needless to say, the IINE community is very disappointed by this short-sighted and mean-spirited policy. Refusing refugees means that deserving people cannot come to the United States, that families remain [...]

26 07, 2018

A Tribute to Bob Sullivan

2018-10-25T16:44:33+00:00July 26th, 2018|

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of IINE, we are looking back at our organization’s history and recognizing some unique efforts made by the staff and volunteers who contributed their time and expertise to help improve the lives of immigrants and refugees. In 1990, before the International Institute of Boston merged [...]

16 07, 2018

Meet Zainab Sumu: Primitive Modern

2018-10-25T16:44:33+00:00July 16th, 2018|

This is the second blog in a series of posts highlighting immigrants in business across New England. Zainab Sumu is the artist and entrepreneur behind the label Primitive Modern and has lived around the world, but like every good Bostonian, the Hub is the hometown of her heart. Zainab’s upbringing in Sierra Leone led [...]

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